Propulsion Engineer
Combustion Devices
Posted on 7/19/2023
INACTIVE
ABL Space Systems

201-500 employees

Rockets for small satellite launches
Company Overview
ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, they're building a launch system they are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches.
Aerospace
B2B

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding

$460.2M

Founded

2017

Headquarters

El Segundo, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

-8%

1 year growth

0%

2 year growth

38%
Locations
El Segundo, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
CAD
Python
Communications
CategoriesNew
Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Requirements
  • B.S. in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering discipline from an accredited university
  • One of the following experience bases:
  • 2+ years of industry experience with combustion device component ownership
  • Hands-on extracurricular projects or internships/co-ops, including the design, fabrication, and test of combustion elements
  • Demonstrated ability utilizing CAD design and PLM software (e.g. NX, CATIA, CREO/PRO-E), NX/TeamCenter Preferred
  • Demonstrated analysis capability using hand-calcs, rocket combustion device specific tools (e.g. CEA, TDK, RTE, and ROCCID), as well as finite element analysis (e.g. ANSYS, ABAQUS, NASTRAN)
  • Understanding of additive manufacturing processes, materials, and GD&T
  • Ability to program scripts in Python
  • Strong understanding of compressible/incompressible flow and thermodynamics
  • Aerospace hardware design and development
  • Writing and executing test procedures for complex hardware operations
  • Technical writing and communication including test plans and design reviews
  • Design, fabrication, and testing of fluid systems at elevated pressures and extreme temperatures
  • Critical thinking: ABL engineers understand the "why" behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomes
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity: there is no roadmap and ABL engineers must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective
  • End-to-end ownership: projects are delivered fully complete and ready for flight; there is no one to pick up the slack of partially complete work
Responsibilities
  • Take ownership of a critical engine components (Main Injector, Thrust Chamber, Gas Generator, etc.)
  • Identify and trade strategies to meet design requirements and select the right approach
  • Perform component sizing and analysis using hand calculations, custom scripts and more advanced analysis packages
  • Execute design work, considering manufacturing and operational constraints
  • Develop, test, and qualify the product
  • Develop production methodology and support initial production builds
  • Design and build test hardware and development/production tooling
  • Analyze extensive test data, perform high-pace design and process revisions